Good morning, and a Happy Monday all around!
Today, I want to share a little stitching inspiration with you, to give you an idea of what you can do with the free embroidery patterns available here on Needle ‘n Thread!
This particular piece comes by way of Peggy Kimball, who stitched up her interpretation of the embroidery design I shared with you here, using surface embroidery and stumpwork techniques.
I think it came out great!!
Peggy used supplies from her stash to stitch this piece. She started with surface embroidery on most of the flowers and leaves, and then decided to add stumpwork elements on the petals and leaves.
She used what looks like a moire taffeta of sorts – she wasn’t sure what kind of fabric it is, exactly, as it was a leftover stash piece – as the ground fabric.
Peggy say that initially, the wire she used for the petals was too heavy. When she moved on to the leaves, she switched to a 33 gauge wire, which worked much better for her.
She used two approaches to stumpwork. Some of the petals involve the buttonhole edge approach, and others are not edged with buttonhole over the wire.
I really love the interpretation into stumpwork. The metamorphosis of the design – which started out as flat and two-dimensional – into a three-dimensional embroidered piece is a brilliant idea, and demonstrates quite well how we can interpret embroidery designs and make them uniquely our own.
Nice job, Peggy!
Interested in Stumpwork?
If you’re interested in stumpwork embroidery, there are different ways you can explore stumpwork from home.
One of the best ways for beginners to get into stumpwork from the comfort and convenience of home is by taking Celeste Chalasani’s online stumpwork class, Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials, which is a Craftsy class that is worth its weight in gold!
You can read my review of the class here, to find out what’s in it and how it will help you with your embroidery pursuits.
Next best thing – and I’d probably pair the class and this book, if you’re serious about learning or you just want to have some fun dabbling – is the book A-Z of Stumpwork. It’s a terrific beginner (and beyond) guide, with step-by-step instructional photos. I’ve reviewed A-Z of Stumpwork thoroughly here, if you want more details on the book.
Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread
Some Thread Talk!! Yay!! I’m trying out a new-to-me silk this week. It’s lovely! I’ll show you some close ups of it and talk about what it can do and how you can use it.
I’ve started a new project. I’ll share some information about that, too. And reflect a bit on choices I’ve made with it.
Behind the scenes, I’m working on an e-book that a few folks have requested. I hope to finish that up for you in the next couple weeks, if all goes as planned. I have company arriving from New Zealand mid-week, for a week’s visit, and that may throw my timing off a bit!
I’m also back to working on a new section of Needle ‘n Thread, where I’ll share (for those who are interested and want to participate) my own projects, designs, instructions, and printables. I’m not ready to launch that section yet, but I’m building the content for it and working out the technical aspects. I’ll share peeks and bits as I work on it!
Hope your week’s off to a terrific start!
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